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Working out the bugs: microbial modulation of athletic performance

A multi-faceted translational study provides the first evidence that gut microbial conversion of lactate to propionate may enhance athletic performance during high-intensity endurance exercise.

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Fig. 1: Evidence for microbial modulation of athletic performance.


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Carmody, R.N., Baggish, A.L. Working out the bugs: microbial modulation of athletic performance. Nat Metab 1, 658–659 (2019).

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